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No green light to ‘ghostwrite’

The Virginia State Bar may have softened its stance on lawyers “ghostwriting” pleadings for pro se litigants, but a new judicial opinion reminds lawyers to back away from the keyboard if the litigant is in federal court. In fact, Legal ...

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No PACER data dump for 4th Circuit

PACER users looking for 4th Circuit cases don’t need to worry about losing court records, according to Patricia S. Connor, Clerk of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “We are not affected,” Connor said, by the data conversion process that has ...

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Good-faith exception saves GPS search

A police officer’s warrantless attachment of a GPS tracking device — just months before the U.S. Supreme Court said “get a warrant” — passed muster because the officer acted in good faith, a split panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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